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US man files lawsuit seeking $2 undecillion (that's 36 zeroes) over dog bite

New Delhi: A man in the US has is suing New York City, a “Latina” dog owner, bakery and café chain Au Bon Pain, LaGuardia Airport, Hoboken University Medical Center, a Kmart store, and thousands

India TV News Desk [ Updated: May 20, 2014 7:11 IST ]
us man files lawsuit seeking 2 undecillion that s 36 zeroes
us man files lawsuit seeking 2 undecillion that s 36 zeroes over dog bite

New Delhi: A man in the US has is suing New York City, a “Latina” dog owner, bakery and café chain Au Bon Pain, LaGuardia Airport, Hoboken University Medical Center, a Kmart store, and thousands of others -- for two undecillion dollars.


That's the number “2” followed by 36 zeroes. Written out, it looks like this: $2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

Anton Purisima, 62, filed the hand-scribbled lawsuit in Manhattan federal court seeking the huge amount and, in turn, likely setting a new record for a lawsuit money demand.

The Manhattan man has sued the city, NYC Transit, Au Bon Pain Store, two local hospitals, Kmart, a dog owner and anyone else he could think of — for two undecillion dollars, New York Post reported.

Purisima, who is representing himself, appears to be more of a mathematician than a lawyer.

He correctly listed the obscure number few have heard of — which is written with a "2" followed by 36 zeros — in a frivolous 22-page complaint that accuses the defendants of everything from civil rights violations to attempted murder.

The complaint states that not only was the dog in question "rabies-infected", but a "Chinese couple" took pictures of him as he was being treated.

He is suing the LaGuardia Airport for routinely overcharging his coffee and is suing Au Bon Pain, Hoboken University, the MTA, and thousands of people for various reasons.

The suit claims the pain and damages he suffered cannot be measured in money and are, therefore, "priceless".

Included in the suit as evidence is a photo of his bloodied finger.

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